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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 2, 2005                        Page 6B

 

miss hailey whynell truelove

 

Little Miss Hailey Whynell Truelove, age 4, passed away Monday, January 24, 2005 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Also her father, Mr. Joey Lee Truelove died from the accident.  Hailey was born in Union County, GA on March 25, 2000.  Miss Truelove attended Cheryl’s Daycare in Blue Ridge.  She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. Anthony “Tony” Ray Truelove and Sarah and Naaman Thomas.  She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Survivors include her mother Amanda King Truelove of the home; brother, Joshua A. Truelove also of the home; maternal grandparents, Angela and Phillip Tallent of Blue Ridge and Jack King of Blairsville; paternal grandparents, Edith Truelove Aerosmith and George L. Aerosmith of Gainesville; great grandparents, Polly and Cecil King of Blairsville and Hattie Grace White of Cleveland, GA; cousins, Destiny King, Kimberly Wyant, Courtney Wyant, Cassie and Parker McDonald, Will Sundermon and Megan Raines; many other relatives and little friends.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 28, at 4 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Mashburn and Rev. Larry Allison officiating.  Pallbearers were Kevin Collins, Jamie Self, Trevor Wyant, Chris Raines, Cody Hughes, J.J. grant and Harry Lark.  Interment followed in the Epworth First Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to a Trust Fund at the United Community Bank c/o Amanda K. Truelove.  Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.

 


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

mrs. emma ellen morrison

 

Mrs. Emma Ellen Morrison, age 74, of Blairsville, formerly of Rex, GA, passed away on Sunday in the Emory Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mrs. Morrison was born on November 23, 1930 in Fairplay, SC, the daughter of the late Grover Black and the late Essie Elliott Black.  Mrs. Morrison was a member of the House of Prayer.

Surviving Mrs. Morrison are one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laurie Howe of Cleveland, four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Tim Gray of Salt Lake City, Utah, Janice and Jessie Hall of Duluth, Wanda and Mark Kavanagh of Lawrenceville, Annette and Ric Spratlin of Marietta, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11 .m. from the House of Prayer Church with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Milton, Jerry, Melvin, Raymond and Harold, Black Mark Kavanagh and Ric Spratlin.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.

 


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

mr. harley gregory

 

Mr. Harley Gregory, age 76, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2005 in Union county Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mr. Gregory was born in Union County, GA, on Friday, September 7, 1928, a son of the late Joe Gregory and Isabell Harkins Gregory.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during the Korean War.  Mr. Gregory had lived many years in Gainesville, GA where he had been an employee of Hall County.  He moved back to Blairsville in 1972, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his special friend, Nova Lee nation, of Blairsville; step-daughters: Pauline Morris of Baltimore, MD, and Carolyn Hunnicutt, of Blairsville; step-son, Jimmy Seabolt of Canton, GA; four sisters: Effie Blackburn of Blairsville, Lula Mae Parker, Ella Watkins and Velma Watkins, all of Suches, GA; and brother, Arvil Gregory of Blairsville; a step-granddaughter, Cindy Wallace; a step-grandson, Shannon Gregory; step-great grandson, Michael Sions, also survives, along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, January 31, 2005, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Charlie Gregory, Jr., Lindsay Gregory, Charles Gregory, Rex Everett, Roy Anderson and Todd Smith.  Selected to serve as honorary escort were: Fred Watkins, Arvil Lee Watkins, Warren Jackson, Greg Jackson, Tommy Crawford, and Tom Crawford.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with North George Honor Guard presenting military honors.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, and share memories and send condolences to the family.

 


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

dr. james harry turner

 

Dr. James Harry Turner passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at the home of his son, Steve Turner, of Rome, GA, where he had nobly endured an extended illness.  He was born January 8, 1928, in Union County, GA, to John and Nola Nix Turner.  He was married to Mildred Ruth Ensley on December 22, 1951.  Mr. Turner was a veteran of the U.S. marine Corps.  He had been preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Preston Turner, Price Turner, and Edward Turner; and a grandson, Joseph Zachary Shepard.

Harry grew up in Arkaquah as a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church, which his ancestors had attended as charter members in pioneer days.  He carried that heritage with him throughout his life.  He was a practicing Christian of great faith.

He showed a scholastic gift at an early age, and was a sublime balance between inspired poet and rugged mountain boy.  By 16 he attending the University of Georgia.  His education was interrupted by four years of service in the U.S. marine Corps.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree under a Dept. of Agriculture scholarship.  After serving several years as Special County agent of Union, Towns, and Rabun Counties, he transferred to Rome, GA, in 1961.

He went on to pursue Masters and Doctoral studies at UGA, in rehabilitation counseling, a field in which he excelled.  He was the Rome office manager of the Division of Rehabilitation Services when he retired in 1984.  He also coordinated lobbyist programs and the annual Legislative Forum, to promote the interests and rehabilitation of the disabled.  As a counselor, he facilitated the vocational rehabilitation of over 4,000 disabled Georgia citizens.  He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Nova University.

Harry was proud of his mountain roots, and inspired his descendants with portrayals of overcoming the hardships of the Great Depression.  He taught by word and deed that a person can aspire as high as they dare to dream, by applying faith and work.

He lived life with gusto, his keen enthusiasm being shared by all those around him.  His interest included literature, marksmanship, mountaineering, gardening, rock collecting, history, Appalachian culture, and writing.  He was a prolific writer whose prose and poetry works were uplifting and inspiring.

His great faith and deep spiritual comprehension will be remembered by his devoted children and grandchildren, who look forward to a happy reunion beyond this mortal sojourn.

Surviving family members include children: Joseph Blair Tuner, of Oakwood, GA; Jarrett Stephen Turner, of Rome, GA; Laura Steingreaber, of Houston, TX; Elizabeth Shepard, of Chicago, IL; and step-son, James Martin Brown, of Augusta, GA; brothers and sisters: Roma Sue Collins, John J. Turner, Jr., Randall D. turner, all of Blairsville, GA; Lonnie H. Turner, of Loganville, GA; and Sybil Owenby, of Flowery Branch, GA; 15 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild also survive.

Funeral services were Thursday, January 27, 2005, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. B.A. Buchanan, and Elder Joseph B. Turner officiating.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit our website at 222.cochranfuneralhomes.com, to share memories with the family, send condolences, and view the video tribute to Dr. Turner.

 

 


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

mrs. trilby “toby” magee

 

Mrs. Trilby “Toby” Magee, age 83, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2005 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.

Mrs. Magee was a native of North Dakota, and had lived in Blairsville for 25 years, moving here from Council Bluff, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by two sons: Larry and Michael Piercy, and a granddaughter, Christy Piercy.

Survivors include her husband, Don Magee, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Linda Piercy, of Salina, Kansas; and daughter-in-law, Mavis Piercy of Hiawassee; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Robert Johnson, of Seattle, Washington, and brother, Wallace Iverson, of Minot, North Dakota; grandchildren: Craig Piercy, Dee Piercy, Jamie Kinderknecht, Debbie Shepard, Monica Plymale, Sherry Hinsley, Pam Baskin, Becky bracken, Robin Williams, and many great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 3 p.m., in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be made to either the American Cancer Society, or to the Cancer Treatment Center. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit us online at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com and send condolences and share memories with the family.

 


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

mrs. judith sue phillips

 

Mrs. Judith Sue Phillips, age 64, of Tomahawk Trail, Blairsville, formerly of Sebring, FL, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2005 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Phillips was born on September 27, 1940 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of the late William T. Brietske and the late Ura Weller Brietske.  She was a very devoted mother and wife.  Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Phillips are her loving husband of forty-four years, Clarence A. Phillips, Sr. of Blairsville; three sons and two daughter-in-laws, Clarence and Julie Phillips, Jr. of Sebring, FL, Douglas and Karen Phillips of the Ukraine, James Phillips of Winterhaven, FL; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathleen and Horatio Hall of Cincinnatus, NY, Jeanette Phillips of Lakeland, FL; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gayle Brietske of Waterloo, Iowa; one sister, Nancy Brietske of Blairsville; eleven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline and Rev. Russell Lethbridge officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Clarence Phillips, Jr., Douglas Phillips, James Phillips, Horatio Hall, Harold Plott and Ren Phillips, Jr.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.


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February 2, 2005                        Page 7B

 

mary mauney stephens

 

Services for Mary Mauney Stephens, 76, of Paducah were at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home.  The Rev. Stan Reid officiated.

Private family burial services took place Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Brooks Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Stephens died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, January 9, at Medco Center of Paducah.

The Blairsville, GA native was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Lone Oak First Baptist Church, a past Paducah Women’s Club president and Woman of The Year, a past president of the Lone Oak Football Association and a past vice president of the Optimist Club of Charleston, SC.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Charles H. Stephens; her mother, Willie Nicholson Mauney of Blairsville; three sons, David Hilton Stephens of Seabrook, TX, Michael Mauney Stephens of Vicksburg, Miss., and Ivan Ivie Stephens of Paducah; a sister, Jimmye Mauney Floyd of Blairsville; three brothers, William Mauney of Gastonia, NC, Raymond Mauney of Kennesaw, GA and Franklin Mauney of Rome, GA; three grandchildren, Stephanie Gilliam of Lexington, Jennifer Stephens of Seabrook, TX, and Jessica Stephens of Paducah; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Roy Mauney.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Baptist Homes for Children, 10200 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223-9963